MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI

M A S S I M O A G O S T I N E L L I

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE | ILL MAKE A WISE PHRASE

Anagrams Series '2015'

Dimensions: 160 x 125cm

Medium: Lenticular pigment

Background: This depicts the world renowned playwright and poet, William Shakespeare painted by Louis Coblitz in the 18th Century from a 16th century painting. Shakespeare was widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre eminent dramatist and his unprecedented ability with language earned him the famous catch phrase 'ill make a wise phrase'.

Process: Agostinelli works with lenticular pigment for the Anagrams Series '2015'. Using a lenticular lens printing process directed onto resin based plastic substrate, forms a 3D effect with a flip image, revealing several layers of hidden meaning and depth. The embedded text is overlaid directly onto the image creating a fusion upon moving from the centre frame of the piece. The viewer experiences the anagram of 'WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE' to reveal 'ILL MAKE A WISE PHRASE' in a systematically fluid process. The lenticular acrylic pigment is used in a complex multi step process consisting of several images and frames interlacing to combine what appears to be an image with real depth and three-dimensional effects. The lenticular lens allows for the ‘Anagram Text’ to alternate and flip back and forth seamlessly depending on the angle viewed.